Morten Kjaerum

Morten Kjaerum is Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund, Sweden.

Human rights have been the most dominant driver of change in the post-Second World War period and particularly since the end of the cold war in 1989. This article outlines the impact the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights have had on the pursuit of human rights worldwide and the path forward at a time when the human rights regime is being challenged.